Water relations in an insect, Thermobia domestica. I. Water uptake from sub-saturated atmospheres as a means of volume regulation.

@article{Okasha1971WaterRI,
  title={Water relations in an insect, Thermobia domestica. I. Water uptake from sub-saturated atmospheres as a means of volume regulation.},
  author={A Y Okasha},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={1971},
  volume={55 2},
  pages={435-48}
}
  • A Y Okasha
  • Published 1971 in The Journal of experimental biology
It is now well established that a few arthropods take up water from subsaturated atmospheres (Edney, 1957) and that the apterygote Thermobia exhibits such a property (Beament, Noble-Nesbitt & Watson, 1964; Beament, 1964; Noble-Nesbitt, 1969). A list of the insects and references to other arthropods which have been found to have this faculty is given in Noble-Nesbitt (1969). The mechanism underlying water uptake from subsaturated atmospheres is not as yet fully understood. In Tenebrio larvae… CONTINUE READING